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Hunting in the coldest of climates can be a challenge, particularly if you’re susceptible to the cold and expect to be in it for extended periods. The answer for your legs should be fleece lined hunting pants


Because they’re extremely comfortable, they’re warm and you can wear them without having to add base layers which will reduce bulk.

A good pair of fleece-lined pants will provide warmth and water resistance plus protection from rough undergrowth in temperatures ranging from well below freezing up to the warmer 40s.

Layering with heavy merino base layers can provide additional warmth but they come with a few negative aspects. They’re restrictive, not as comfortable and adds extra work in the laundry department.

Wearing fleece-lined hunting pants provides the breathability you need through the air moving through the fibers, it wicks moisture and dries quickly.

And, most importantly, it feels great against your skin.

You should be looking for bonded fleece lining or, at least, woven lining that is effectively a single thick fabric rather than fleece that acts as a thin layer between you and the outer material layer.

We have listed the pants in alphabetic order based on the manufacturer and provided size options and camo or color finishes they’re available in. We have also quoted the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price for each to give an indication of what you might expect to pay.

Comparison List of Fleece Lined Hunting Pants

Make / Model


Color / Pattern





30” – 35”

First Lite Cipher, Fusion, Dry Earth




Realtree Edge



31.5” – 34”


$169.99 - $199.99


Mossy Oak Bottomland



31” – 34”

Waterfowl Marsh, Waterfowl Timber, Mud



31” – 34”

Waterfowl Marsh, Waterfowl Timber


Description of Fleece Lined Hunting Pants

Featured below are more comprehensive reviews of the features of each of the listed hunting pants from above.

Each of these brief hunting pants reviews aims to provide you with extra information that is not otherwise immediately apparent in the summary list such as special unique features.

It should also help you in working out which would prove to offer you the greatest value in terms of effectiveness, comfort and performance.

First Lite Catalyst Soft Shell Pants

Features & Specifications

  • Exclusive 37.5 Active Particle Technology
  • Revolutionary, 2-layer softshell design
  • Ultra-quiet construction
  • Articulated fit and built-in stretch for incredible range-of-motion
  • DWR exterior repels snow/rain and blocks wind
  • 3D double cargo pockets
  • Belt and suspender loops (suspenders included)
  • Weight: 20 oz

This is a soft shell hunting pant designed to provide a high degree of warmth in a comfortable fit and a high range of motion.

The internal fleece lining is extremely effective in maintaining a comfortable body temperature. This is helped by being contained within a brushed, durable exterior.

No matter whether you’re sitting in a treestand or moving around in the backcountry these pants will stand up to the conditions to help you concentrate on your prey.

Moisture protection from an advanced DWR treatment ensures you’ll stay dry when exposed to wet conditions.

Included with the pants are suspenders. The pants can also be paired with the Catalyst jacket.

Find out more about the company and the range of products available by visiting the First Lite website.

Gamehide Sherpa Pinch Point Pant

Features & Specifications

  • HyperHide two-layer bonded fleece
  • Laminated HyperHide fabric is waterproof, windproof and quiet
  • Elastic section in waist for a better fit
  • Post and fly with full sized belt loops
  • Slash style front pockets plus one rear zippered pocket
  • Vanquish Anti-microbial treatment for scent control

This is a mid-weight pant using a bonded Sherpa fleece lining to provide the comfort and the warmth on the cooler days of the season.

Because the HyperHide material has a bonded treatment it is windproof and can repel water on rainy days.

The pants waist features an elastic belt section so the fit should be more comfortable and will fit a wider range of body shapes and sizes.

Sticking a base layer underneath would make it ideal for wearing during colder late season hunts.

Find out more about the company and the range of products available by visiting the Gamehide website.

Huntworth Elkins Midweight Pants

Features & Specifications

  • 100% polyester triple layer In-Velvet low-pile fleece
  • DWR finish
  • Microban antimicrobial scent control
  • Two large cargo pockets
  • Two front slash pockets
  • Zipper rear pocket
  • Rubberized non-slip grip inner waistband
  • Side leg zippers with storm flaps
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs
  • Suggested temperature range: 25F – 50F

The Elkins is a midweight pant designed to keep you warm in temperatures from cool to very cold.

The material is a triple layer fabric with a bonded low-pile fleece that not only provides warmth but also shields the wind while allowing airflow within the shell.

A DWR treatment means moisture will be controlled and kept on the outside. A further Microban antimicrobial treatment means odor control has been built in too.

While they are relatively heavyweight the articulated knees and hidden crotch gusset ensures you’re able to move unhindered.

These pants are a great option for a large portion of the hunting season. They’ll provide the type of protection that works in all types of adverse weather conditions.

Find out more about the company and the range of products available by visiting the Huntworth website.

Mossy Oak Sherpa 2.0 Lined Pant

Features & Specifications

  • 390g Performance Fleece Fabric
  • Sherpa Fleece Lining
  • Athletic Cut Fabric
  • Articulated Stitched Knees
  • Deadly Quiet and Ultra Soft
  • Two Large Zipper Leg Pockets
  • Two Snap Cargo Pockets
  • Two Slash Hand Pockets
  • Two Zippered Back Pockets
  • Button Closure & Zippered Fly
  • Partial Elastic Waist
  • Belt Loops with D-Ring Accessory Loop on Front Left
  • Knee Length Leg Zipper with Button Storm Flap
  • Snap Tab Hem Ankle Adjustment with Three Position Snap

The point of the Sherpa 2.0 fleece lined pant is to provide as much warmth as possible without adding bulk, and that is exactly what it delivers.

A micro-fleece outer layer provides the protection from the outside elements while the Sherpa fleece lining keeps thing comfortably warm within.

This fleece combination also means that the pants are silent when you move.

There are 8 pockets situated at various points around the pants making it incredibly useful for storage.

The legs contain a knee-length zipper with button storm flap to make them easier to get on and off.

Depending on just how cold the outside conditions are you can use whatever base layer system you deem appropriate underneath the pants and they will comfortably fit.

Find out more about the company and the range of products available by visiting the Mossy Oak website.

Sitka Dakota Pant

Features & Specifications

  • Stretch Nylon Woven Shell, Bonded to Polyester Fleece Backer
  • DWR treatment
  • 4-Way Stretch
  • Concealed thigh pockets
  • Weight: 26.1 oz

The Dakota pant is for waterfowl hunters and will serve as either an outer layer in the cool of the mid-season through Fall and then as a mid-layer when it starts to get even colder.

The pants are a stretch nylon woven shell with a bonded polyester fleece backing. They provide a great deal of warmth and protection from the elements.

The 4-way stretch nature of the material means that you can move freely, no matter whether you’re in a layout blind or sitting or squatting trying to stay low.

Although the design suits a layering system, the fact is the fleece lining makes these comfortable enough to wear as the only layer.

Find out more about the company and the range of products available by visiting the Sitka Gear website.

Sitka Gradient Pant

Features & Specifications

  • Low-profile waist
  • Belt loops to accommodate SITKA belts
  • Offset waist to reduce bulk
  • Tapered legs fit
  • Abrasion-resistant dedicated knife sleeve
  • Diagonal thigh zips for ventilation and easy access from seated position
  • Durable Water Repellent Finish

The Gradient consists of a high gauge knit face with a Berber high-loft fleece backer for an extremely warm and comfortable pair of pants ideal for use underneath waders.

The pants are not bulky to be comfortable as an internal layer. The fleece lining acts as the ideal layer sitting next to the skin.

It has a DWR treatment that repels moisture to keep everything dry.

A number of hunters have noted that the sizing runs large so you may want to step down a size from your normal size when ordering.

Find out more about the company and the range of products available by visiting the Sitka Gear website.

When it starts to get really cold the fleece lined hunting pants come into their own in a big way.

They provide a great deal of warmth without adding significant bulk and that’s important for mobility and sitting around comfort.

The pants that also offer the chance to vent opens up their usefulness in slightly warmer conditions and avoids the problem of overheating after starting the day in freezing conditions before warming up and cooking your nuts.

There is no reason to sit in a blind or a treestand with frozen or uncomfortable legs or seat ruining the day.

The pants examined above demonstrate that there are good quality warm hunting pants available at a reasonable price.

If bulk is not a problem for your hunting methods, you might also take a look at the list of puffy pants for hunting.

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